California avoids sweep, beats Huskies in baseball
Washington dropped just its second road game of the season 7-1 in the final game of a three-game series against California on Saturday in Berkeley.
Washington’s baseball team dropped just its second road game of the season, 7-1 in the final game of a three-game series against California on Saturday in Berkeley.
The Huskies (27-8-1, 14-4 Pac-12) won the first two games to take their sixth conference series in six attempts.
California (16-19, 5-10) outhit Washington 11-6 and tagged Huskies starter Jeff Brigham (4-2) with his second consecutive loss.
The Huskies, ranked sixth in College Baseball News and seventh by Baseball America, were going for their first sweep at Cal since 2002. UW instead settled for its first series win in Berkeley since 2006 and victories in 25 of its past 30 games overall.
UW has a 1½-game lead over Oregon State atop the Pac-12 standings.
Braden Bishop had two hits and one run for the Huskies.
The series finale between No. 11 Washington and No. 6 Arizona State was rained out. No makeup date has been scheduled. The Huskies were leading ASU 2-0 in the top of the second when the game was halted.
The Huskies (25-12, 5-8 Pac-12) split a doubleheader on Friday with the Sun Devils (39-7, 13-4).
• Western Washington pitcher Jenna DeRosier won both games as host Western Washington swept Northwest Nazarene 7-4 and 10-9. The Vikings (27-11, 14-6 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) have won 16 of their past 19 games and finished 12-2 at home this season. Haylee Baker had four hits, four runs and five runs batted in during the twinbill. Alexie Levin had three hits and four RBI.
• Seattle University lost a doubleheader at Cal State Bakersfield 2-1 and 3-0. Lisa Maulden had three hits for the Redhawks (16-30, 5-7 Western Athletic Conference).
Host Oregon (31-10, 10-5 Pac-12) beat Washington State 2-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Nick Tanielu drove in the one run for the Cougars (17-19, 7-8).
• Host New Mexico State defeated Seattle U 5-3 in a nonconference game. Landon Cray had three hits for the Redhawks (17-18) and Brian Olson drove in two runs.
• Andrew Sopko threw a shutout as host Gonzaga (15-23,11-7 West Coast Conference) beat Portland 3-0 to complete a series sweep. Sopko scattered eight hits while striking out six and walking three. Payden Cawley Lamb had three hits for the Zags.
Host Washington (11-12, 2-5 Pac-12) rallied for a 4-3 win over Oregon at the Nordstrom Tennis Center. The match came down to No. 4 singles and Jeff Hawke, who beat Daniel Sardu 3-6, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-3).
Maria Biryukova, Olga Musilovich and Lize Leenknecht each won in singles and doubles as host Washington State (18-10, 3-7 Pac-12) defeated Oregon 4-2.
• Hanley Caras won her singles match as host Gonzaga (9-9) beat Lewis-Clark State 7-0.
Seattle University (611) was in 10th place after the second round of the El Macero (Calif.) Classic. Kyle Cornett (73) was tied for 19th with a 36-hole total of 4-over 148.
Track and field
Western Washington’s Slater Hirst bettered his provisional national qualifying mark in the men’s javelin by nearly five feet as he placed third with an effort of 209-4 at a meet in Norwalk, Calif.
From sports-information reports.